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ButterflyEffect  ·  309 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality

    I ate this toast outside in a sort of side yard next to the restaurant, chased with sips of milky espresso, in full earshot of the auto body shop up the street and the banda music pounding from the passing cars.

Why did you link me to this drivel. I typically don't rage against these sorts of things, but I feel...anger? Annoyance?

Cupcakes have already taken over the Northwest. German beer halls have too. Which, all of those places are more than happy to sell you "authentic" German sausages for $5 more than they should, and German beers for $3 more per 1/2 liter than I can get by going...anywhere else. It's stupid.

Do you think there would be a self correction at the high end? Too much market saturation in places like LA or Seattle, and people realizing it's bullshit? Or is the image factor too much to overcome and we end up with your prediction?